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Ocean Odyssey | Whale & Dolphin Watching

Ocean Odyssey offers whale and dolphin watching cruises for young and old. Cruises depart twice daily, weather dependant. We specialise in offering informative, educational cruises. With a maximum of 12 passengers, everyone gets a good view of the wildlife.


January • February • March • April • May • June • July • August • September • October • November • December


Short (1-3 hours)

Vessel types

Small boat (0-50 passengers)

Times and prices

Trips depart at 10:00 and 14:00 Daily, weather dependant

About our skippers and naturalist guides

Our Director and skipper was trained by Dr Vic Cockcroft of the Centre for Dolphin Studies, one of South Africa's foremost non profit dolphin research organisations. Our director, Amanda Jobson has a research masters for her work studying the Indo Pacific humpback dolphin in Plettenberg Bay and Knysna.


Deck with 360?vision • Disabled access • On board hydrophone • Posters / displays / maps • Reading material available • Scenic backdrop to encounters • Snacks / drinks • Use a code of conduct

We frequently

Listen to whales and dolphins • See a whale's tail • See leaping dolphins • See leaping whales • Showered by whale blows • Watch whales and dolphins

Baleen Whales

Bryde's Whale • Humpback Whale • Minke Whale • Southern Right Whale

Toothed Whales

False Killer Whale • Killer Whale / Orca

Ocean Dolphins

Bottlenose Dolphin • Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin • Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin • Long-beaked Common Dolphin

Other wildlife and points of interest

Albatross, sharks, seals, sunfish & turtles

Parks Board Jetty, Thesen's Island
Town / City
State / County
Western Cape
Zip / Postcode
South Africa
+27 (0)82 852 9402
alex wilson
A fantastic trip, wish I had had time to go back
Traveled: 2009-09-23, Reviewed: 2012-01-15
Safe approach to whales / dolphins
Valuable learning experience
Trip meets expectations
Minimal impact on the marine environment
Own research / support for conservation
This is a fantastic company, David the skipper used to work for the Centre for Dolphin Studies and has a great knowledge. His boat is small so it is a very personal experience and his permit allows him to approach whales up to 50m. If you want a great experience give them a call
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